Date Added: Jan 2012
A Mobile Ad-hoc NETwork (MANET) is a decentralized network of autonomous mobile nodes able to communicate with each other over wireless links. Routing protocols for mobile ad hoc networks has limitations such as frequent topology changes, limited battery power, bandwidth constraint, hidden and exposed node problem, high Bit Error Rate (BER) are major problems. Both proactive and reactive routing protocols prove to be inefficient in MANET. Protocol performance is compared with proactive and reactive protocols.